We know a bit about what to expect from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender. But what we did figure out from the Assassin’s Creed head of content Azaizia Aymar on Twitter is that Fassbender’s character will be very different from Desmond or any of the other assassins throughout the series.
We also learned that the movie will also affect the future of the Assassin’s Creed universe, whether through games or comics. Here is what we else we know so far about the film:
- The movie aims to appeal to fans of the series and newcomers alike “by creating a new story but staying in our universe. A new experience consistent w/ our brand & DNA.”
- More specifically: “We need to be welcoming and not self-centered, so the way to succeed is by focusing on the story first!”
- The movie takes place in the late 15th century during the Spanish Inquisition.
- In addition to Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Ariane Labed have been cast. The full cast reveal coming soon.
- Fassbender will play both parts: Callum in the modern day and Aguilar back in time as his ancestor.
- Abstergo will definitely play a part.
- Will we see familiar faces? “It’s a brand new story, w/ new characters set in our universe. It’s possible you may find some familiar faces.”
- What happens in the movie affects the wider Assassin’s Creed universe. “We share the same universe. Elements in the film have consequences as in our games, comics, and books.”
- The movie’s December 21, 2016 release date is curious. It’s the day that Desmond saved the world, but that’s not all. “And died… Save the world and died, so I hope it’s not a bad omen!”
- The movie is not based on any one particular Assassin’s Creed game.
- Modern-day will have a big part to play in the movie. “Oh yes, the modern day is a key element in the franchise, and it is a key element in the movie.”
- Callum is “very different” than Desmond and others from the series. “Don’t want to spoil by describing him, but he’s very different from Desmond, Clay, or Daniel Cross, thank god ;)”